Trump wants America 'opened up and raring to go' by Easter

Trump wants America 'opened up and raring to go' by Easter

Trump wants America 'opened up and raring to go' by Easter

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases and a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, did not appear at the virtual town hall, but Mr Trump denied there were any tensions between the two men.

Due to conflicting statements about COVID-19 by the president of the United States, which critics say are misleading, Dr. Fauci has countered some of President Donald Trump's points and it has been frustrating the president, according to The New York Times.

Tom Inglesby, a director of health security at Johns Hopkins University, says it's far too early to start pulling back social distancing efforts without risking millions of U.S. lives. It sets up a potential conflict with medical professionals, including many within his government, who have called for more social restrictions to slow the spread of the virus, not fewer.

"They don't want to be locked in a house or an apartment or some space", Trump said during the Fox News town hall Tuesday afternoon.

The president's comments come as Senate leaders work to negotiate a deal to ease the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the top Democrat, Sen. A key provision in the emerging package would provide stepped-up unemployment insurance for workers furloughed because of the pandemic.

Any deal struck by the Senate would need House approval next.

"Anyone advising the end of social distancing now, needs to fully understand what the country will look like if we do that", Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in a thread on Twitter. "THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM!"

In an interview recently published by Science Magazine, Dr. Fauci responds to questions about "surviving" Trump's contradictions at White House press conferences in response to the coronavirus outbreak. "So, I'm going to keep pushing".

Dr Fauci told WMAL radio in Washington that Mr Trump has always heeded his recommendations. "I get along with all of them". And it's not either-or.

"And we're going to get it all going again very soon, hopefully very, very soon", Trump said.

During a private conference call with roughly 30 conservative leaders, Vice President Mike Pence reinforced Mr Trump's eagerness to lift coronavirus-related work and travel restrictions "in a matter of weeks, not months".

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, told CNN on Tuesday: "We don't think that we're going to be in any way ready to be out of this in five or six days or so, or whenever this 15 days is up from the time that they started this imaginary clock".

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a Defense Department town hall meeting that restrictions could go into late May or June, possibly even July. "It's been very painful for our country and very destabilizing", he said.

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